It’s time to leave for the Italian Riviera. Lucca, the latest film from beloved animation studio Pixar, launches on Disney Plus Friday, June 18.
Set in the fictional seaside town of Portoroso, the film tells the story of Luca Paguro (Jacob Tremblay), a shy boy who begins to experience life to the fullest when he meets the confident and brave Alberto (Jack Dylan Grazer). Does.
However, both have to put their sense of self in Portoroso. Luca and Alberto are actually sea monsters that turn into humans on land – and the inhabitants of Portoroso aren’t exactly friendly to ocean-dwelling outsiders.
If Pixar’s latest flick sounds interesting to you (or if you’re a big Pixar fan who can’t wait for it to come out), you’ll want to know when it’s time for its release.
Below, you’ll find out when Luca launches in your world region. We’ve also covered whether it’ll be free to watch on Disney Plus and if it’s getting a theatrical release as well.
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When will Luca release on Disney Plus?
Luca is set to release on Disney Plus Friday, June 18 at 12 p.m. PT / 3 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. BST / 7 p.m. ET.
As has become the norm for US Disney Plus subscribers, if you want to catch Luca as soon as it lands on the streaming platform, you’ll have to stay up until midnight. The movie is 90 minutes long, so you won’t need to engage in a three-hour movie marathon if you decide to stay awake.
However, UK and Australian customers will have a better time with it. Lucca hits the UK coast on Friday morning, while Australian fans can settle in to see Luca on Friday evening. Make sure you have some Italian-themed snacks to go with your watch parties.
Will Luca Be a Disney Plus Premiere Access Movie?
no, luka will free to watch To, all Disney Plus subscribers upon arrival on June 18.
Unlike other Disney Plus movies, such as Raya and the Last Dragon or Marvel’s upcoming Black Widow film, Luca will not be a Premiere Access title.
That means you won’t have to pay $29.99 / £19.99 / AUS$34.99 when it launches later this week. It also means that Pixar fans won’t have to wait three months for Lucca to be available for free on Disney Plus as well.
Is Luca coming to theaters?
Yes, but only in countries where Disney Plus is not currently available.
According to Deadline, Luca will receive a theatrical release in international markets where Disney Plus has yet to release.
However, the official launch dates for these countries are yet to be announced, so Luca may not hit theaters in some countries on June 18.
Those countries include Thailand, Hong Kong, Macau, the Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, and most of Eastern Europe. Disney Plus will arrive in Thailand on June 30, while Eastern Europe and the other Asian countries listed are set to receive streamers later in 2021.
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